RED has been quietly shipping out RED Epic models to its first buyers. In turn, Epic footage, stills and R3D files have begun popping up on the REDuser forums from a variety of posters. I wanted to collect all of those recent forum posts as a chance to see what kind of images we can expect Epic to churn out once it goes into mass production, hopefully later this year.
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RED Digital Cinema CEO Jim Jannard has announced on Reduser.net the company’s intentions to focus mainly on its HDRx technology for the new line of Epic cameras. HDRx is a feature of the new cameras that results in an increase from 13.5 stops to a possible 18 stops of dynamic range and allows a great amount of flexibility in post-production.
As the time nears for those RED Epics to surge into production while prominent filmmakers get their hands dirty with it already, it’s good to look toward the future of RED digital cinema. RED blew out the market with its RED One camera and made established companies like Arri and Sony play catch up with their offerings.
Add director Ridley Scott and cinematographer Dariusz Wolski, ASC to the short list that’s getting longer of filmmakers choosing the RED Epic for their productions.
It’s been traveling all over the forums and major blogs that John Schwartzman, ASC is shooting the new Spiderman movie in 3D with a pair of RED Epic cameras and Ultra Prime lenses.
Adam Wilt of Pro Video Coalition recently paid a visit to the RED company headquarters in Los Angeles where he saw first hand some working RED Epic cameras. He also was able to watch a 4K projection of that recently released HDRx footage. While touring the complex with Jim Jannard, founder of RED, Wilt was able to find out some interesting new details about the upcoming RED Epic digital cinema camera.
Not to be outdone by the Arri Alexa, RED has been prepping an HDRx mode for it’s Mysterium-X equipped EPIC camera that is similar in nature to Alexa’s high dynamic range capture process. The EPIC boasts a full 18 stops of range and two modes that allow the processing to be done in camera or in post-production. But does it look as good as many think Alexa does?